CORE STORY: X-Men has huge preview numbers, Alice does not

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Chris Luckett

Two tentpole sequels are going head-to-head this weekend and neither is getting very good reviews. For X-Men: Apocalypse, at least, the reviews didn’t seem to slow them down. Continue reading

REVIEW: Alice Through the Looking Glass

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Chris Luckett

“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
–William Shakespeare

When the Bard wrote those words in the last act of Macbeth, he was describing life itself, but it tends to be quite apt when it comes to movies that put all their attention on technical details and dazzling effects at the expense of story and characters.

2010’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton, was already very guilty of that descriptor, but its sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, is even more visually spectacular and even more devoid of any substance. Continue reading